Stone was, therefore, the material from which temples and tombs were built, the finest and most graters examples are the construction of the pyramid. These two factors, belong to the religious and architecture of ancient Egypt, do nothing else but prove its greatness of what we have this days. "...the Egyptians made their complex hierarchy of Gods, and their strange religion. In the service of that religion they made their architecture" (Romer: 75, 1982). These pyramids were built to protect the bodies Of Egyptian kings and other royalty but before the pyramids became the standard for burials, tombs were used for Egypt's early rulers, nobles, and other high
It states on traveltips.todayusa.com that the Grand Gallery is “…a steeply slanted passage less than 7 ft. wide but more than 153 ft. long and nearly 29 ft. high. The walls were lined with massive granite blocks from the Aswan quarry.” It is also the only pyramid with an ascending set of passages. These unique features lead people to believe that the pyramid wasn’t constructed to serve as a tomb, and that they may have been significant is a different way. Many historians have made theories about the significance of the Great Pyramid of Giza. It states on www.gizapyramid.com, “M.
To prevent this there were elaborate and hidden passage within the pyramid which led to the pharaoh as well as he earthly possessions. Although it is uncertain this ingenious design the hide the pharaoh within the pyramid can be seen on earlier pyramids such as the step pyramid of King Zoser, which was designed by the famous architect, Imhotep. The pyramid of Khufu, who ruled the fourth dynasty roughly around 2600 B.C., has been the tallest structure on earth for more then 43 centuries ending its record in the 19th century. This pyramid is was so carefully constructed that each side of the pyramid points to the cardinal points on a compass. The angling slope of the pyramid is 51 degrees and 51 minutes.